Tips for the care of clothes and home


Faded clothes: Have you worn a garment you just bought? Do not worry, you just have to boil a liter of water with about 20 bay leaves for 15 minutes, strain it, let it cool and soak the faded garment. Then, clarify it and you’ll see that it’s as good as new!

Clean lacquered doors: When the doors of your house, those that are lacquered, show grease stains, you can eliminate them by applying ammonia diluted in water (in the same proportion) with a cloth, rinse with water alone and dry well.

Remains of cement in the ground: If after a reform, there are still traces of cement on the floor, remove them – if it is a waterproof floor – applying hot vinegar. Once it has softened, rub it vigorously with a brush with natural bristles.

If you have a narrow vase that you can not eliminate the bad smell, fill it with salt water and a good spurt of vinegar and let it act for 24 hours

Whiter cups: If the inside of your white cups has been darkened by the effect of coffee or tea, you can restore their whiteness by filling them with water and leaving, for 24 hours, a piece of raw potato inside. Afterwards, scrub normally. You will see how they are impeccable!

Stuffed toys: For large toys that do not fit in the washing machine, or for those that do not allow washing, this is an excellent trick that will leave them clean and disinfected: If your size allows it, put them in a plastic bag with a good heap of bicarbonate, trying to shake them so that the powder is distributed well. Let him act all night and, in the morning, shake them out.

Insects in the kitchen: Many times, when we put plants in the kitchen, small insects that nest in the soil of the pots end up appearing. To prevent them from moving freely around the room, get used to scrubbing the areas where the plants are located with a cloth soaked in vinegar: the insects hate this smell and prefer to stay away.

Striped parquet: If the parquet of your house presents some scratches that detract from its beauty, try to hide them by mixing beeswax for furniture with a bit of bitumen of a color similar to that of the floor. Apply the resulting paste on the line, let the act 20 minutes and remove the leftovers gently. Your soil will look much better.

Yellowish steel: Many times, after storing a stainless steel object for a while, it may show yellow spots. The way to eliminate those spots? Immerse the object in a basin with warm milk for about half an hour: The stains will disappear without a trace.

Leather garments: To keep in perfect condition the fur coats or garments, it is advisable to keep them hanging on a tailor’s wooden hanger (so that they do not become deformed) , since they will hold their weight better.

Plastic pools: Is it time to collect and store your children’s plastic pool? So that the next summer season your children find it in perfect condition, clarify it well, empty the water and let it dry. Try to dry the joints thoroughly. Finally, sprinkle generously with talcum powder, fold and store it.

Rust stains on household appliances: If the door or sides of your refrigerator or washing machine have rust stains, the best way to treat and disguise them is to cover them with a little spray paint, very easy to use and very opaque .

Sofas rubbed: If you have some areas of your sofas or sofas more brushed than others (As, for example, the part of the head or the arms, which are the most dirty) , removes dirt by rubbing with a cloth moistened with ether, then cover the area with damp salt and a cloth. Leave a while, remove and brush. It will be impeccable.

Black skillets: When a pan or saucepan is blackened by fat, recover it by boiling a stream of vinegar to cover the darkened area. Afterwards, you will only have to clarify. It will be as good as new!

Very dirty necks: With the heat and sweat, the collars of the shirts are easily soiled. To eliminate rubbing of the collars, pour a splash of ammonia in a basin of water, let the garment soak and, after a little while, rub with a soft brush. . Afterwards, you can wash the garment as you usually do.

Bright porcelain: If you have some plates, tureens or decorative porcelain objects, they will recover their brightness if, after cleaning them with water and dishwashing detergent, you rinse them and leave them to soak with water to which you will add the juice of a couple of lemons. Dry immediately. The shine will highlight embellishing the piece.

Sole of the iron: If the sole of your iron is somewhat damaged and does not iron as it should and sticks to the tissues, clean it by rubbing with green soap when it is cold. Then remove the remains by passing the iron on absorbent kitchen paper until there is no soap left.

Pearl necklace clean: To clean a pearl necklace, introduce it in a bowl with water to which you will add a handful of sea salt. Soak it for a quarter of an hour and then remove it, drain it and let it dry on a cloth. The pearls will be renewed.

Impeccable suitcases: If your cloth bags are very dirty, you will get to leave them shiny if you clean them with water and ammonia, in a proportion of 5 tablespoons of ammonia for 5 liters of water.

Knives without rust: Cut an onion in half and sprinkle it in powdered sugar. Then, rub it vigorously against the blade of the knife and you will see how the rust disappears.

Brightest Jewels: If you want this Christmas your jewels are the most shining, let them rest a few minutes in warm milk. Then, rinse and dry them with a cotton cloth.

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